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Questions that face dying individuals, their families, and the professionals that help them at the end of their lives are explored in this volume. The contributors help the reader to come to terms with issues of mortality complicated by the diversity of cultures within society.

Christian Perspectives on End-of-Life Decision Making: Faith in a Community
Christian perspectives on end-of-life decision making: Faith in a community

Within the Christian community, considerable diversity exists in the ways in which faith is interpreted and expressed. Much of this has been shaped by historical, cultural, and social factors. For a balanced and fair presentation of Christian responses to end-of-life decision making, it is necessary to reflect a range of perspectives found within the faith community. There is no single expression of the framing of issues or responses that can be said to be the Christian one. Nevertheless, there is a significant level of agreement across denominations on fundamental beliefs and approaches that influence the debate. This chapter focuses on what is shared across denominations and ...

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